As Drought Bears Down on Northern Kenya, Millions Face Hunger

Environmental News Network

For the second consecutive year, Kenya’s semi-arid north has experienced meager rainfall, causing a drought that threatens the food supply of 2.4 As Drought Bears Down on Northern Kenya, Millions Face Hunger

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The Impact of Climate Change on Kenya's Tana River Basin

Environmental News Network

Many species within Kenya’s Tana River Basin will be unable to survive if global temperatures continue to rise as they are on track to do – according to new research from the University of East Anglia. The Impact of Climate Change on Kenya's Tana River Basin

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Giving Black Rhinos Their Space in Northern Kenya

Cool Green Science

In Kenya, black rhinos need more space, and a community conservancy offers hope. The post Giving Black Rhinos Their Space in Northern Kenya appeared first on Cool Green Science. From the Field Wildlife Endangered Species Mammal Watching Protected Areas

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The Conservation Story of the Kenya Black Leopard

Nature Conservancy - Science

The first scientific confirmation of a black leopard in Kenya is a story of conservation, community and coexistence. From the Field Wildlife Camera Traps Conservation Science Mammal Watching

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Israeli Business Boosts Agriculture in Kenya

Green Prophet

Gilad Millo, head of business development at Amiran Kenya and former Israeli diplomat, seeks to make farming attractive to Kenyan youth by proving it can be a profitable, professional business. Working together with the Kenya Red Cross Society, they have equipped over 1000 schools with modern agribusiness supplies. According to Millo, today the average smallholder farmer in Kenya is over 45. “We Young Kenyans are lining up for Amiran Kenya’s smallholder farmers’ kits.

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Flamingo Deaths in Kenya

Eco Friendly Daily

Flamingos in Kenya are dying in Kenya. Flamingos are what draws many tourists to Kenya and if their numbers drop, then the economy will also suffer. Source: Environmental News Network, Rains May be to Blame for Kenya Flamingos Deaths , by Reuters, January 5. Scientists have estimated that about 10,000 flamingos may have died in the past few years. These mass deaths may be blamed on heavy rains which dilute the algae in the water sources that they depend on.

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Chinese investors to build a mini Dubai in Kenya

Green Prophet

There are a lot of Chinese in Kenya. There are a lot of Chinese all over Africa, but Kenya – eager to become East Africa’s most powerful nation – has laid many of its resources bare to investors in exchange for infrastructural development and a smattering of social and development programs. Under dubious terms, China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) won tender to build a super port in a UNESCO-protected island on Kenya’s upper east coast.

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Green safari, Kenya: luxury under canvas

Green Traveler Guides

A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact Green safari, Kenya: luxury under canvas 9 February 11 · 0 comments | Eco Masai Mara | H ow can any green traveler resist this call of nature? There are so many safari operators to choose from in Kenya. Now he is &Beyond’s community development officer in Kenya.

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Ali Barbour Cave Restaurant in Kenya Offers Flintstone Fine Dining

Green Prophet

Thought to be up to 180,000 years old, Ali Barbour Cave Restaurant is a multi-chamber coral cave in Kenya’s Diani Beach. Travel & Nature Ali Barbour Cave Restaurant cave food Kenya nature travel

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Camera Trap Chronicles: The Mathews Mountains of Kenya

Nature Conservancy - Science

Spotted hyenas were among the many species recorded by camera traps during an expedition to the Mathews Mountains of Kenya. In 2010, I led an expedition to survey the biodiversity and forest use of the Mathews Mountains in northern Kenya (part of the Northern Rangelands Trust). Camera Trap Chronicles Mammals Africa camera traps expedition exploration Kenya mammals Nature Conservancy Africa science video Tim Boucher

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Water Funds Help Quench Kenya’s Thirst

Cool Green Science

Kenya’s Upper Tana Watershed is feeling the pressure. This watershed is expected to provide drinking water for Nairobi and dozens of other cities along its path, produce 64% of Kenya’s electricity, grow coffee, tea and food for consumption in Kenyan and export abroad, and to sustain the livelihoods of the local communities within the watershed. The Nature Conservancy is working hard in Kenya to develop a water fund to help address some of these problems.

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Pesticide Reducing Lion Numbers In Kenya

Eco Friendly Daily

Lions in Kenya are facing declining numbers from drought and poisonings. Herdsmen in Kenya are also known for killing lions in order to stop them from killing their livestock. The lions, numbering around 2,000, have declined by 700 in the last six years. In those years, at least 76 lion deaths were attributed to poisoning. One of the most recent poisonings resulted in the death of an eight month old lion and 36 vultures. All the animals had eaten a tainted cow.

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Nonprofit plants 80,000 trees in Kenya and Rwanda


Rwanda got 60,000 new trees, and Kenya got 20,000. One Tree’s work in Kenya aimed to restore part of the Kijabe Forest, which suffers from overgrazing, fires and illegal harvesting. This work in Kenya is part of an ongoing project which uses enrichment planting, avoided deforestation and assisted natural regeneration. See original here: Nonprofit plants 80,000 trees in Kenya and Rwanda.

Demonstration In Kenya To Highlight Poaching Plight

Eco Friendly Daily

A recent demonstration in Kenya looked to highlight the plight of elephants and the need to end ivory trade. Kenya is home to the Samburu National Reserve, which many elephants have been able to seek shelter from poaching. Due to these reasons Kenya recently held an event to highlight the issue of poaching. Kenya burned 335 tusks which had been confiscated by the country, totaling about five tons of ivory.

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Nets Destroying Ecosystems In Kenya

Eco Friendly Daily

In 2003, the United States began a project meant to help coastal communities in Kenya out of poverty through USAID. The plan was to provide local fishermen with nets, freezers, boats and the like. But now Kenyans are struggling between providing for their families and destroying their surrounding ecosystems that they depend upon. The four-year project, which ended over a year ago, cost $575,000 U.S. The nets provided were nylon, which is not what locals insist they requested.

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Solar powered phones improving Kenya's communication links


Christina Pinto: Alago Alba, living in a marginalized village in the North Eastern region of Kenya, provided for her family by turning to renewable energy. solar powered phones in Kenya. Telecommunications company Safaricom (under UK’s Vodafone) and Kenya’s Mobitelea Ventures invented the phones to help Kenyans stay in touch and improve communications making them faster and reliable.

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Steering a New Course for Kenya’s Fisheries

Nature Conservancy - Science

Separated from the main land by a narrow channel and protected from the vast Indian Ocean by a series of long coral reefs, the Lamu archipelago along Kenya’s northern coast boasts an impressive diversity of ecosystems and marine life. As in many other parts of the world where local fishermen depend on fishery resources that are becoming scarce from mismanagement and overexploitation, all of Kenya’s fishing communities are in need of management advice, capacity and resources.

Kenya’s Biggest Geothermal Project Planned: 280 MW

Green Living Ideas

For a country which can only supply electricity to about 10 percent of its citizens, Kenya has been able to do rather well as far as using renewable energy for its power. Some 90 percent of Kenya’s electricity is produced with hydroelectric dams, which are susceptible to droughts, and its current geothermal plants only produce [.] [ Kenya’s Biggest Geothermal Project Planned: 280 MW from Green Living Ideas ].

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Elephant population in Kenya has doubled since 1989


Amidst the hardships being experienced with the COVID-19 pandemic, there is some good news coming from Kenya. According to the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), the population of elephants in the country has more than doubled from 1989 to 2019. While the news of the growing elephant population in Kenya is worth celebrating, a lot still has to be done toward the conservation of wildlife in Africa at large. Kenya Wildlife Service Via Lonely Planet Image via Herbert Aust.

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Drought and starvation at the Horn of African and Kenya

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) It is utterly amazing how the people of Somalia and Kenya are starving while Kenya, for instance, grows French Beans for export to the European Markets; a thirsty crop which the natives do not eat. It is not part of Kenyan cuisine. Those beans are only grown for export to Europe. But there is, apparently, a drought.

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Kenya Turning Green With New Trees

Eco Friendly Daily

Nope, it comes from Kenya, a place that has some of the highest poverty levels on the planet. As part of this, Kenya has pledged to plant 5,000 trees in the Karua Forest to fight climate change, promote carbon reduction and to clean up the Karura River, which has suffered in recent years. It is always nice to mention good news when you are talking about the environment.

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Molecular Science Meets Muddy Boots Ecology in Kenya

Nature Conservancy - Science

My goal is to do research that has real-world conservation impacts,” says Kartzinel, who is using DNA to re-create and visualize detailed food webs that show what animals in and around Kenya’s Mpala Research Station are eating. “It’s Plains zebra and cattle co-exist in Kenya © Anand Mishra/TNC. “We Since Kartzinel first began this work in Kenya a few years ago, he has had to store and ship his specimens back to a lab in the United States.

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KnowYourPlanet attempts to turn Kenya towards solar power in a profitable fashion


KnowYourPLanet went to Kenya trying to overcome both. Building a solar cottage industry in Kenya. The main intention of KnowYourPLanet and a team led by Mark Kragh before they left for Kenya was to make 100 solar powered phone chargers during their stint. Building a solar cottage industry in Kenya Building a solar cottage industry in Kenya.

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Africa’s largest wind farm to come up in North Kenya


Pratima Kalra: An arid area in north Kenya is soon going to feature Africa’s largest wind farm. Kenya to build Africa’s largest wind farm. It is estimated that these trucks will make approximately 12,000 trips, which cannot be made as presently the remote area is not well connected to the rest of Kenya. The project is to be set up near Lake Turkana, the world’s largest permanent desert lake. Approximately 365 wind turbines are to be set up on sight.

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Measuring Conservation Impact on Human Well-being in Kenya’s Rangelands

Nature Conservancy - Science

This is especially true in semi-arid grasslands of northern Kenya, where The Nature Conservancy is working in partnership with the Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT) , an umbrella organization that supports the creation and development of community conservancies. Last January, the team along with managers and staff from the 10 conservancies gathered in Kenya to review and validate the results. Conservationists spend a lot of time talking about monitoring the impacts of our work.

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Green (Living) Review

Avery is giving you the once in a lifetime opportunity to ship yourself off to Kenya and go on an amazing Eco-Safari holiday. The grand prize is a trip to Kenya where you’ll also get to see some of the trees being planted as part of the Avery ‘Help Plant a 100,000 New Trees’ campaign. With ‘Shipping Out with BlockOut’, every time you purchase an Avery BlockOut Label product you’ll be given a unique in-pack code. Simply log on to

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Prominent environmental activist murdered in Nairobi


Joannah Stutchbury, a prominent environmental activist, was shot dead on July 15 while driving home in Nairobi, Kenya. Stutchbury was vocal against private developments in the Kiambu Forest, which lies on the outskirts of Nairobi , Kenya’s capital. Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta also condemned the murder, calling Stutchbury a champion for her work. The Kenya Forest Service has also spoken out and called for urgent investigation.

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Social media trends are driving illegal succulent poaching


Kenya and South Africa have been identified as key destinations for succulent plant traders The social media houseplant craze is driving illegal poaching of succulent plants from Africa.

Eddie Game: Why Tanzania is Wrong to Pursue ‘Fortress Conservation’ with the Maasai

Nature Conservancy - Science

” While Maasai grazing practices have reduced long-lived grass species prevalence in Tanzania in favor of seasonal species with deleterious effects for wildlife, Game says northern Kenya provides a shining example of “how pastoral livelihoods and wildlife conservation can be compatible.” ” Money quote: “Through the agreement of community-run conservancies , sections of communal pastoral lands in northern Kenya are set aside as grass banks.

New Year’s resolutions for green travelers

Green Traveler Guides

Africa Alaska Australia Chile Costa Rica Croatia Europe Kenya Masai Mara North America Osa Peninsula Peru South America Sweden United States Croatia truffles Great Ocean Road Green Travel News Kenai Fjords Masai Kuku Group Ranch Reuters River Klaralven Tambopata Torres del Paine PatagoniaTis the season for looking ahead to 2013. Here are eight New Year's resolutions to enrich and broaden the horizons of any green traveler.

Killer heatwaves threaten US farmworkers


Eco Green a-water-break animals-roasted become-the-guy california honduras kenya kenya-forest kiambu outdoor-workers person protecting-farm said-farmworker universityPeople are suffering from heat waves around the U.S., but many can find relief indoors with air conditioning. Not so for farmworkers who, according to CDC data, are 20 times more likely than other workers to die from heat-related causes.

The Green Buzz: Thursday, September 12

Cool Green Science

Huge supplies of fresh water were just discovered in a drought-plagued region of Kenya. ( Animals Biodiversity Carbon Markets Climate Science & Research Conservation Issues Environmental News Environmental Science Global Warming Green Economy Green Living Oceans & Coasts Science The Green Buzz The Nature Conservancy air travel carbon footprint fish kill fox news Grist Hawaii kenya acquifer kenya fresh water kids and nature kids outside L.A

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Lions on the loose – the cost of humans on animal habitats

Green Prophet

A prime example of human encroachment is occurring in Kenya, where human development activities are threatening natural habitats of many animal species, including lions. A recent incident involving lions that escaped from the Kenya National Park near the capital Nairobi , resulted in an elderly man being attacked and the lion shot dead by police. Photo of lion near Nairobi Kenya by the BBC/AFP. Cities East Africa Kenya lions

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Opening Panel: The Human Dimension of Waste Collection


Speakers Keiran Smith, CEO & Co-founder of Mr. Green Trading Africa Kenya Ltd. Business Eco Green africa-kenya essential-role green-trading holly-secon keiran-smith opening-panel the-valuable user-profile- valuable

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Jiangyin urban development by BAU honors humans, history and the planet


Business Eco Green a-water-break become-the-guy kenya-forest park project public-space restaurant river urban design yangtzeThroughout history, rivers have held a crucial role in industry as well as recreation, sometimes at the cost of one or the other.

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Prominent environmental activist murdered in Nairobi


Joannah Stutchbury, a prominent environmental activist, was shot dead on July 15 while driving home in Nairobi, Kenya. The incident has been condemned by local environmental activists, who are calling for justice in response to the murder

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Meet Coach Cass, the Millennial Face of African travel

Eco Chic

Now, almost six years later, her tour business has grown to include several more destinations: Morocco, Zambia,Tanzania, and Kenya, to name only a few. . Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Ghana, and Ethiopia. She loves Durban, South Africa for day party vibes and tells me that Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana and Uganda are the best for dance, fitness and community service. .

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Ali Lamu Upcycles Weathered Dhow Sails into Inspiring Art

Green Prophet

I met the petite woman at her home on Lamu Island in northern Kenya to speak with her husband, Ali Lamu, whose name is synonymous with a brand of upcycled dhow sails or tangas that are now distributed throughout the world. Subsistence fishing has been disturbed by a variety of poorly documented factors along the coast of Kenya. Fashion & Design Ali Lamu art Kenya Poverty recycling tanga upcycling

The Green Buzz: Thursday, May 30

Cool Green Science

Kenya cracks down on poachers : increases fines by 2,500%. Africa Animals Birds Environmental News Insects The Green Buzz bird fossil conservation daily news dwarf fox environmental news fossil galapagos islands Google Street View green news Guardian Kenya Mongabay National Geographic nature Philippines pirate ant poaching Treehugger In today’s green news, we meet a swashbuckling new species. New pirate ant — eyepatch included!

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Katerva Prize Will Help Sanergy Power the World With Poop

Green Prophet

Slum dwellers have already seen their lives improve dramatically with Sanergy’s groundbreaking initiative to convert human waste into fuel throughout Kenya. Founded by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) alumni, Sanergy is building sanitation centers throughout Kenya that harvest human waste to make energy. Cleantech, Science & Technology crowd sourcing eco-toilets energy from poop green toilets human waste katerva Kenya poop poop power sanergy slums

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Six Ways Impact Investing Is Transforming the Environmental Movement

Cool Green Science

We raised $25 million of investor and donor capital to start a livestock business to improve cattle grazing practices of northern Kenya’s Samburu communities. A herder watches over cattle at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Northern Kenya. © Mark R. Tercek is the president and CEO of the Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune. Follow Mark on Twitter @MarkTercek. Impact capital is revolutionizing the nonprofit world—and conservation.

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400-year-old baroque restaurant Three Roses receives a sensitive facelift


Eco Green animals-roasted eco-friendly- green renovation history kenya-forest kiambu kitchen monastery outdoor-workers protecting-farm said-farmworker studio universityThis monastery-turned- restaurant has given architectural planners 400 years of layers to reveal — and celebrate. The gradual unveiling is being handled by ADR architectural studio with a mission to respect the original architecture in the process.

Jiangyin urban development by BAU honors humans, history and the planet


Business Eco Green animals-roasted eco-friendly- green renovation kenya-forest kiambu kitchen park protecting-farm public-space public-spaces urban design competition urban development urban planningThroughout history, rivers have held a crucial role in industry as well as recreation, sometimes at the cost of one or the other. In the case of the Yangtze River, modern developers are dedicated to creating a balance that includes both.